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‘Love Jones’ The Musical On The Way Starring Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius & More!

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Love Jones is coming to the stage!

With the 20th anniversary of the film coming next year, the cult-classic movie, starring Nia Long, Larenz Tate, Bill Bellamy, and more, is being adapted into a musical by writer/director Theodore Witcher.

The theatrical rendition will take a R&B approach featuring a cast of popular singers including, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michele, Raheem DeVaughn, Dave Hollister, and MC Lyte.

Slated to hit theaters this coming fall, The Daily Gazette claims the play is a “refreshing change in black theatre,” and New York Weekly calls it a, “Wonderful cross between concert, stage play, and a movie live  on one stage.”

If you are too young to know it, or never saw it, check out the original film’s trailer below.

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Listen: ThisisRnB Presents: Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1 (Piano Sessions)

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Throughout the years that we’ve been running ThisisRnB, our original acoustic sessions series has been one of the most rewarding and enriching things that we’ve done. From the earliest developments of it and curating our process over the years, we couldn’t be more honored and proud of the content that has been created through these sessions.

While the videos live on our YouTube channel, we’ve always felt like it would be nice to do something with the audio recordings as well.

So, after revisiting the sessions, we’ve gathered and created playlists broken down into two simple styles–piano sessions and guitar sessions. We are currently releasing them online for free streaming as our gift to you!

Thank you all for watching and supporting us over the years. Thank you to all the artists who allowed us to help capture these amazing performances, along with all the publicists, managers, and record label associates who helped facilitate them. Thank you to all the engineers and studios as well, we couldn’t have done this without you.

#PressPlay and listen to Vol. 1 of the “ThisisRnB Acoustic Sessions” below!

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Watch: Usher, Toni Braxton, Jazmine Sullivan & More Perform at BET Honors

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The 2016 BET Honors aired last night and it was a celebration not to be missed! But, if you did miss the show don’t worry, we have you covered.

This year’s star-studded event honored some of the biggest names in the business including soulful legend Patti Labelle (Musica Arts Award), Epic Records CEO and chairman L.A Reid (Business of Entertainment Award), Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Television and Film Award), President of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson (Corporate Citizen Award), and former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder (Public Service Award).

The event was filmed on Saturday, March 5 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. It was hosted by Arsenio Hall, who had plenty to talk about, including President Obama’s final term and presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s controversial campaign.

The night was full of emotion, empowerment, and incredible performances by Usher, Toni Braxton, Jussie Smollett, Jazmine Sullivan, Fantasia, Ledisi, Raheem Davaughn, and The Deele who reunited for a performance after 28 years.

Usher paid homage to L.A. Reid in a smash-filled medley that included Bobby Brown’s “Roni” and “Rock Wit’cha.” “What an amazing career,” Usher said regarding Reid, before claiming that he would “let the music” explain Reid’s importance.

Toni Braxton (and her sisters), who opened the show, also honored Reid while performing hits like “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” and “Un-Break My Heart.”

Fantasia paid tribute to Patti LaBelle with a crowd-pleasing performance of “You Are My Friend.” LaBelle looked on with pride, celebrating Fantasia’s potent vocals.

Raheem DeVaughn and Jazmine Sullivan showed up and showed out, honoring the memory of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White. They rocked out with performances of “September” and “Shining Star.”

Check out the standout performances below!

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Stars Come Out for 2016 BET Honors, with Performances by Usher, Toni Braxton, Jasmine Sullivan & More!

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Black excellence rang over DC this past weekend at the 2016 BET Honors. This year’s star-studded event honored some of the biggest names in the business including the soulful legend Patti Labelle (Musica Arts Award), Epic Records CEO and chairman L.A Reid (Business of Entertainment Award), Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Television and Film Award), President of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson (Corporate Citizen Award), and former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder (Public Service Award).

That night on the Warner Theater stage, Lee Daniels gave a compelling speech about his relationship with his late grandmother and his fellow honorees. He paid credit to Patti Labelle especially for playing a key role in his sobriety.

“La, that I’m even here with you tonight, when you were responsible for me getting off drugs, I love you,” he extended to Labelle.

“I called her up one night at three o’clock in the morning,” the Empire co-creator went on to explain. “(I was) babbling, babbling, babbling. I was high as a kite (and) she said, ‘Lee, you know Jesus?’

A night full of emotion, empowerment, and incredible performances by: Usher, Toni Braxton, Jussie Smollett, Jazmine Sullivan, Fantasia, Ledisi, Raheem Davaughn, and The Deele comes together for a performance after 28 years.

The BET Honors will air March 14 at 8 p.m. ET on BET. You don’t want to miss it!  In the meantime check out the photos below.

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New Music: Raheem DeVaughn – Come Together

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Raheem DeVaughn is back with his signature sensuality on his latest single “Come Together.”

As he enticingly croons over a symphony of stuttered drums, pulsating bass and wiry synths, Raheem tells his bae, “It’s time to go where lovers meet when me and you come together.”

Although this track will have you embracing insatiable feelings of lust, Raheem also wants to pamper his lady love with dinner and massages.

The self proclaimed Love King is currently on tour. His latest album, Love Sex Passion is available now. Check out “Come Together” below.

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ThisIsRnB Presents: The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015

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2015 was the best year in R&B since the ’90s … Go ahead, fight us on that…

Ok, maybe not exactly, but it was damn near close and we’ve been reveling in it all year long.  So, with 2016 upon us and the same question – Where did the year go? – we spent the last month of 2015 re-listening, debating, writing, enjoying, and celebrating all of the amazing albums that hit our desks from a very wide range of artists.

Great R&B ruled in it’s current arena, which is Urban AC radio and independent labels, but it also slowly began to slide back into the mainstream.  Veteran artists took strong stands for their beloved style, while young acts only born in the 90s just did what felt natural and real to them.  Truth and authenticity ruled as the overall theme, even when it came in the form of a 60s soul revivalist or dark R&B protagonist taking over pop radio.

With open arms we welcomed the return of powerhouse female vocalists Jazmine Sulllivan and Tamia, and saluted male R&B lotharios Tyrese, Ne-Yo and Raheem DeVaughn.  The legendary Janet Jackson surprised everyone and reminded us why she is Unbreakable.  Newcomer Bryson Tiller stole the underground king trophy, and Miguel reminded us to let our Wildhearts run free.

The only thing that might have made it better would have been if Maxwell got off the beach and finally gave us the oft-delayed follow-up to BLACKsummers’night.  Anyways, let’s toast to what’s to come in 2016, and flashback with us to 2015’s most notable albums with “The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015” below!

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Video: Raheem DeVaughn – Black Ice Cream

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Summer may be dwindling down but Raheem DeVaughn is bringing some drippy heat for the end of the season, with the music video for his new single “Black Ice Cream,” off his No. 1 album Love, Sex and Passion.

The R&B crooner has a sweet tooth for some end-of-summer lovin’ in the sultry visuals. Suited up he performs the sexy tune with an all female band, and gets cozy with his queen.

DeVaughn’s fifth studio album, Love, Sex, Passion, was released earlier this year and details different facets of relationships, delivered with his soulful lyrics and production.

Check out the video below:

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Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James Announce ‘The Love N’ Soul Experience’ Tour

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What a pleasant surprise! R&B fans will definitely be busy this fall. Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James have announced their Love N’ Soul Experience tour!

The 25-city tour will begin on October 7th in Charleston, SC. and will travel to other major cities across the U.S. including Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York and New Orleans, before concluding on November 13th in Los Angeles.

With DeVaughn and James together there’s no denying that this tour will deliver nothing but SANGING and the true essence of what R&B is about! Rising star V. Bozeman from FOX’s hit show Empire will also be joining them on the road. She is readying to release her debut album, Music is My Boyfriend, soon.

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